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December 5th 2016

Today, we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the death of Mozart

To celebrate Mozart's death 225th anniversary, Universal has created a new edition of Mozart's works in a 200-disc set in which 70% of the content has been renewed. The Don Giovanni recording engraved by Deutsche Grammophon in 2012, by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the singers Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Vitalij Kowaljow, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Luca Pisaroni and Mojca Erdmann appears proudly in this Mozartian bible.
November 24th 2016

Yannick will introduce his Orchestre Metropolitain to Europe.

For the first time in 36 years, the Montreal Orchestre Métropolitain will tour in Europe from November 26 to December 3, 2017, accompanied by soloists Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Alexandre Tharaud, Jean Guihen Queyras and Stéphane Tétreault. They will visit Dortmund, Cologne, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Rotterdam (Concertgebouw) and Paris (2 concerts in the Philharmonie), and will present two magnificent concert programs. The talent of Yannick Nézet-Séguin being recognized in the world, the doors opened to welcome this wonderful orchestra and its leader who have evolved together for 16 years.
November 23rd 2016

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain record together for Deutsche Grammophon.

After making many records (see Discography) around the world with several orchestras including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Philadelphia Orchestra, under the prestigious yellow label, Yannick invites Deutsche Grammophon to record in Montreal , with the Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón and the Russian bass ultimately Abdrazakov with the Orchestre Métropolitain. The release of the album is scheduled for September 2017.
November 19th 2016

Yannick speaks highly of the great James Levine

In the final installment of the Levine celebration, the next Music Director of the MET reflects on what made Maestro Levine so great – and how his influence continues to guide the operatic world both within the MET and without. Metorchestramusicians.org
November 19th 2016

Cinars awards a tribute Prize to Yannick Nézet-Séguin

The CINARS Biennale paid tribute tonight at Yannick Nézet-Séguin, one of the most important ambassadors of classical music of his generation. A unique conductor praised by critics and the public in Québec, in Canada and abroad, Mr. Nézet-Séguin revives different traditions of classical music and opera with unusual rigor and energy. Artistic director and chief conductor of the Orchester Métropolitain since 2000, Music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2012 and of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become in 2020/2021 the third Music Director of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera of New York. His infectious enthusiasm inspires outstanding performers around the world and renews the experience of music and opera in such renowned houses as La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London and the Carnegie Hall in New York .
November 18th 2016

Yannick at the CORIM

The conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be the guest of the CORIM (Conseil des Relations Internationales de Montréal) on Thursday November 24, under the theme: "When Québec talent abroad inspires decision-makers here and everywhere."
October 28th 2016

Yannick to receive an OPERA NEWS Award

Opera News Editor in chief, Mr. F. Paul Driscoll, has annouced today the names of the recipients of a 2017 «Opera News» Award. Five artists, among them conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will be celebrated for their major contribution to the Opera World. More information
October 27th 2016

A Félix for Mahler 10

The Félix for the Album of the Year—Classical/Orchestra and large ensemble was awarded to Mahler 10 at the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ (Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video).
Montreal, QC ― October 4th 2016

Yannick Nézet-Séguin's Way

Alexandra Szacka draws an intimate portrait of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin's success holds to the priviledge relation he nourishes with the public, and most of all with his musicians. Explanations.

"He comes, he conducts, he is invited back."

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